Presented By: Dr. Jessica Cooke Bailey, PhD, MA | Assistant Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine, CWRU
In this session, Team Cooke Bailey (TCB) members and collaborators will highlight the importance of team science and community-engaged research for health and genetic studies by discussing successes, barriers, challenges, and lessons learned from the All Eyes On Us: Understanding Vision Disparities in Cleveland, Ohio study, designed to incorporate community, diversity, and lived experience to understand participants perceptions of and barriers to vision care.
Dr. Jessica Cooke Bailey’s research has focused on applying sophisticated statistical methods to understand the genetic basis of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration in European Americans, including the Amish. Dr. Cooke Bailey is now expanding her work to harness the power of electronic health record (EHR) data coupled with genomics and other “omics” data to understand why African Americans are at increased risk for glaucoma compared with other populations. Understanding glaucoma risk factors will begin to address health disparities with the goal of informing treatment options.